Mike Gertner Has Over 35 Years Experience As A Criminal Defense Attorney in Columbus

In this country, we are presumed innocent until proven guilty — the presumption of innocence. In order to ensure this presumption, the United States and Ohio Constitutions guarantee a person’s right to remain silent and the right to defense counsel in a criminal trial and interrogation.

Everyone in this country is entitled to a competent defense and to be tried by a jury of his or her peers. Having a criminal defense attorney ensures that the prosecution must prove each and every element of the charged criminal offenses beyond a reasonable doubt. Therefore, anyone charged with, accused of or possibly accused of a crime in the future, must contact a competent criminal defense attorney immediately.

Mike Gertner is a former federal prosecutor and can help you protect your rights and freedom as guaranteed by the constitution. If you need a defense attorney who is dedicated to your case and protecting your rights, contact the Law Office of Mike Gertner today.

Do Not Speak To Police Until You Have A Criminal Defense Lawyer Present

If you’ve been accused of a crime, do not communicate or make any written or oral statements to anyone until you first call a criminal defense attorney. Never make any statements to the police or investigatory officers, especially during a custodial interrogation (i.e., while in custody of the police) without an attorney present. These critical times are when you need to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to ensure that your constitutional rights are being protected.

Most of the time, statements made by the accused without legal representation are used against them in their criminal case. This is why people need the protection of a criminal defense attorney at all times. The Law Office of Mike Gertner has over 35 years of experience handling criminal defense matters, providing aggressive defense with proven results.

The Criminal Process

If you are accused of a felony in Ohio, you can expect the process to unfold as follows:

  1. Criminal charges, either via summons or warrant for arrest, filed against you
  2. Court appearance with bond hearing
  3. Preliminary hearing (this step is always waived in Franklin County)
  4. Indictment
  5. Arraignment (entering plea of not guilty to indictment and potential bond revision)
  6. Pretrial
  7. Trial

If you are accused of a misdemeanor in the state of Ohio, the process is slightly different as follows:

  1. Criminal charges, either summons or warrant for arrest, filed against you
  2. Arraignment (entering plea of not guilty and bond hearing)
  3. Pretrial
  4. Trial

Don’t Delay. Contact The Columbus Criminal Defense Attorneys At The Law Office Of Mike Gertner Today.

When your constitutional rights and freedom are in jeopardy, choose criminal defense attorneys with the experience and dedication to make a difference.